Punk Rock Dad by Jim Lindberg is a fast read that is furiously funny. You’ll laugh out loud as Lindberg figures out how to maintain his punk integrity while becoming a great Daddy.
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Although business trips for Lindberg involve going on the road with his band and “Daddy Time” means slam dancing until he breaks his nose, he faces many of the same challenges any other new Dad encounters. Most of us have to reconcile our younger selves with our new roles as parents and Lindberg does so with admirable verve and passion.
Lindberg is at his best when he describes the sometimes hilarious, sometimes tender moments when he connects with his little ones-bopping along to the Ramones or telling ad-libbed fairy tales. He may have a fierce punk attitude, but his book lets us in on a secret: even the toughest dude melts when he holds his baby.
Be forewarned, this Dad does not censor himself. The profanity and lewd references are not gratuitous, but don’t expect Lindberg to stop giving the finger to the man anytime soon.
Punk Rock Dad is a boisterous bender through becoming a parent, but mostly it is a sweet paean to fatherhood.
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